Podcasts about "life" (broadly defined) in non-US places
February 9, 2020 3:36 PM   Subscribe

I'm looking for podcasts (in English) from outside of the US.

in particular I am interested in stories of regular - or unusual - life, culture, places, etc. Three that I currently listen to are Kalki Presents My Indian Life, Kerning Cultures, and Israel Story. Rough Translation also would count although the "place" for the episodes varies. What other podcasts along this line might I enjoy?

The "preview" function suggestions this similar question from 2013 - any additional/new answers to that one would also be welcome.
posted by 2 cats in the yard to Media & Arts (4 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
I am very fond of "What We Do in the Winter", which focuses on the lives of the people of Mull, Iona, Ulva, and Gometra in the Inner Hebrides.
The idea for What We Do In The Winter came from the question that so many people on the islands get asked : What do you do in the winter?

The aim of the podcast is to allow the people of Mull, and the other island communities around it, to tell the stories of who they are, what they remember of the islands in the past, and how they fit in to the world at large.

Another reason for WWDitW’s existence is to try and bring a bit of happiness into our lives, and to transport you to somewhere wonderful for a few moments.
posted by oakroom at 11:51 AM on February 10

Maybe not what youre after but figured Id give answering a red hot go given the lack of replies. Sizzletown is an idiosyncratic Aus (/NZ) comedy podcast. Certainly has a "vibe" of non US mundane ridiculous life.
posted by hotcoroner at 5:19 PM on February 10

I'm really not sure if this is what you're after, but the BBC is great for documentary stories from other places. The Documentary, Seriously..., From Our Own Correspondent, In Our Time; season-long stories on Intrigue (the latest was about a tunnel under the Berlin Wall back in the early days after its construction; absolutely riveting). Earshot (Australian ABC) and Documentary on One (Ireland) also have great stories. I skip a lot, but have also really enjoyed many of the interviews on Conversations (also Australian ABC). Queerstories has LGBTIQ+ people in Australia telling their stories.

When I look up Kerning Culture in my pod feeder, it suggests one called Dialogika about the latest in politics, society and feminism in Indonesia and the world which could be a goer, though I haven't personally listened to it (doesn't sound my cup of tea as I usually prefer docos rather than chat shows).
posted by Athanassiel at 4:20 PM on February 11

Thank you - I'll give all of these a try. Thank you also Athanassiel for reminding me that I can also just search the podcast app for countries' names - that won't get me MeFi approved suggestions but will at least give me some others to listen to.
posted by 2 cats in the yard at 6:26 PM on February 13

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